Military Records DD 214

Your Health

Urgent Care Centers

One of the most important benefits you have today is

the authorization to use an urgent care center

near to you. But first, you have to

print your paperwork

to take with you. Don't wait until you need this

benefit to prepare for it. Read this now,

print your papers and be prepared!


Do You Need  No Cost  Help Filing

A Claim?

National Association
of County Veterans Service Officers

CIA Reading Room

World Facts

Travel Advisories

Google Tracks You

and we don't.
​DuckDuckGo apps block

Google's hidden trackers.
​The world needs an alternative

Robert Wilkie  <robert.wilkie@va.gov>  ​855-948-2311

Training book used for VA

'How To Lie With Statistics'

Office of General Counsel

​Accreditation & Discipline

COVID-19 Sequelae Can Linger for Weeks
Even patients with mild cases describe persistent

fatigue, trouble breathing, cardiac issues


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Veteran Disability Claims 

Nexus and IMO Letters

File Your Claim Right Here

Just Do It Yourself!

Welcome to the KnowVA Knowledge Base

Locate information more quickly and efficiently

Web Automated Reference Material System
Compensation and Pension Materials

How To Get Urgent Care For Free

If you have any symptoms


You are authorized urgent care but you must be prepared!

How Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support

Affect Veterans' VA Benefits
VA benefits can be garnished only for spousal
or child support,

and only under certain conditions.

How to file a VA disability claim
Find out how to file a claim for disability compensation

or increased disability compensation.

Stimulus Bill Expected Next Week

Here’s When Benefits Would Likely Go Out

Types of VA disability claims and when to file
Find out when you can first file a claim for service-connected benefits—and what to do if you want

to request more benefits or have new evidence to

support a claim we denied in the past.

Marijuana Accessories

I owe back child support

Will I still get a stimulus check?

Welcome Home

We're glad you're here

Stay a while, won't you?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


How do you win your claim or appeal?  The facts speak for themselves!!!

BVA Annual Report 2018 Board Dispositions By Representation Page 31

Appeals Allowed/Awarded  By Attorney  44.61% 

By Agent 38.79%    By State Service Officer 35.17%    By AL  34.53%    By DAV  33.70%
This isn't the complete list, you need to

  click here  to see that.

Your chances of winning an appeal are

better if you are represented by an

accredited veterans law attorney.

Download VA benefit letters
To receive some benefits, Veterans need a letter

proving their status. 

Jim Strickland


Florida Veterans

Medical Marijuana Card
Tell the doctor you saw it on VAWatchdog

and ask about veterans discounts!​

Code of Federal Regulations

Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

​Volume: 1Date: 2019-07-01Original

Date: 2019-07-01Title: PART 17 - MEDICAL

VA Health Care Public Health Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

​What you should know
VA is working closely with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners,
monitoring an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Primary COVID-19 transmission is by close

contact with infected people

nasopharyngeal swab-based testing

provides the highest diagnostic accuracy

Be a  VA  Volunteer.

I did that for years & it's

the best thing ever. Get 

into the belly of the beast.

VA  loves  volunteers!

Do You Need

Medical Care

​You are already authorized

to use an urgent

care clinic!

Dr. David Anaise

Physician - Surgeon - Veteran

Veterans Law Attorney

VA Home Loans

​Guidance for VA home loan borrowers

during COVID-19
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic

Security (Cares) Act of 2020 Guidance for Borrowers

with VA-guaranteed Home Loans

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Healthcare directives, 

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38 CFR Book C 

Schedule for Rating Disabilities

How did Donald Trump get

his pandemic response so wrong?
While Donald Trump continues to claim the

US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19,

the figures suggest a different story.

The US has the highest death toll in the world,

with over 150,000 deaths.

CDC: One-third of COVID-19 patients who aren't hospitalized have long-term illness

One patient whose symptoms have

lingered for months called the report "monumental."

Owe VA Money??? 

​​Submit A Waiver Request

Untreated Hearing Loss Linked

To Loneliness And Isolation For Seniors

Did you know that hearing loss and tinnitus are the

most commonly rated veterans disabilities? Did you

know that hearing loss and tinnitus can cause

other secondary conditions, particularly mental

health problems like depression and loneliness?

What Can We Expect In The Next Stimulus Bill

Stimulus Checks, Unemployment & Evictions Moratorium

The Unraveling of America  
Anthropologist Wade Davis on how COVID-19

signals the end of the American era

40 Stories From Women

About Life in the Military​   

"Not Many Women Get

to Do What I Do"

PAPER Evidence Records

and Claims All Go Here

​V A Claims Intake Center
PO BOX 4444

53547- 4444
Toll Free Fax:


The Debt Management Center

Submit a waiver or compromise request here

Who is eligible to get a coronavirus stimulus check?

If you owe child support, you might not get one

Department of Veterans Affairs

38 CFR Part 71 

​​Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Improvements and Amendments

Under the VA MISSION Act of 2018.

​ The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts

as final, with changes, a proposed rule to revise its regulations that govern VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). 

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Providing Military Veterans Personalized Psychological and Medical Evaluations. Complete the Contact form, and you'll get a personal phone call from us. We listen, and want to know what you are going through. We provide Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Independent Medical Opinions (IMO) and nexus letters for ratings reviews, secondary conditions, medical conditions, discharge upgrades, and many types of denied claims.  We also provide Social Security Disability claim reports.

Some Wounds Can't Be Seen        Contact Us Today

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By All The Pandemic News???

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​Welcome Home
We've been keeping veterans informed of news and events important to them since 2005.
You'll find all you need to file your claim and referrals to professionals who can help you when things don't go well. 
What you won't find here is unending chat or opinions from strangers who like to think of themselves as experts. 
Our goal is to ensure that you are awarded the benefits you earned with your service to our country. 

We're here to help you take charge of your benefits, and that is all.

Extra Schedular Rating

​Extra schedular ratings under

38 C.F.R. § 3.321(b)

​How can I get an extra schedular rating?

​To receive an extra schedular rating the veteran

must first show that the veteran’s

conditions result in a disability picture

that is not covered by the schedule of ratings. 

Veterans wrongly denied benefits

during pandemic

Internal VA records reveal approximately

20,000 benefits claims may have been improperly

denied during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Benefits

​​​C&P Service Clinician’s Guide
Scheduled For A C & P???    Filing A Claim?
This is a must read for you!!!​
I've been posting this again and again over the years and it's still one of the best ways

I know to win your case.

Published in 2002 the principles and much of the

verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA. 

Combine these principles

with  an IMO  and you win.

VA Urgent Care Pharmacy Locations
Find VA-approved urgent care/retail location

pharmacies near a specific

address or ZIP code, or search by VA Facility.

Trump makes multiple false claims

about Covid-19

relief as he signs executive actions

The Veterans Choice bill was signed into law 

by President Barack Obama in 2014, This

is among the President's most repeated lies.

The Trump Pandemic
A blow-by-blow account of how the president killed thousands of Americans.

How Do You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?
Information on social security disability benefits

Website Monitoring Tool

Agent Orange 2020

A newsletter by VA for veterans

and their families

COVID-19 'long-haulers' report nearly 100

symptoms for more than 100 days

"How long does it take you to get back to normal? That's an open question," Dr. Anthony Fauci told NBC News.